Family of Missing University of Illinois Scholar from China Grieved

CHAMPAIGN, ILL (AP) Family members of a missing University of Illinois scholar from China say they’re “sorrowful and grieved” that there’s more evidence to show she has died. The statement released from Yingying Zhang’s family comes after the latest indictment against a man accused in the case. Brendt Christensen previously was charged with the 26-year-old’s abduction.…

St. Louis Aldermen Consider Bill Controlling Police Response; City Prosecutor Wants Police Investigative Unit

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis aldermen are considering a bill that would limit police respond to protests. Police have drawn criticism for using chemical agents and dispersing crowds in demonstrations since mid-September, when a judge acquitted white former police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 shooting death of black drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith. Alderwoman Megan…

Dispute Continues Between Police And Protesters Over Galleria Demonstration

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  The debate continues over last weekend’s arrests during a protest at the St. Louis Galleria. Protesters claim not everyone could hear the police order to disperse. The order resulted in 22 arrests. St. Louis County Police released a statement reading in part: “The least possible amount of force was used…

PresidentTrump Waives Cargo Restrictions To Speed Help To Puerto Rico

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to do more for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump is waiving federal restrictions on foreign ships’ transportation of cargo to the island. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Thursday that Trump has authorized a waiver for the U.S. territory for a…